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Lilly Parenteral Responsible Engineer PFS in Sesto Fiorentino, Italy

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 35,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

Organization Overview:

The Senior Engineer in the Parenteral organization is a technical expert and an influential professional in the engineering function at Sesto.

He/she guarantees a secondary level technical support for Process Teams and Field Operations, being their technical reference and guide.

He/she is the point of contact for Sesto site inside the global network, representing the site in technical discussions and in project plans definition.


  • guarantees robust performance and reliability of production equipment, pursuing operational excellence

  • oversees that the equipment maintains the validated state, always assuring safety, quality and compliance to cGMPs

  • defines correct maintenance and recapitalization plans

  • drives continuous improvement of process and equipment, assuring compliance to latest internal and external rules and regulations

  • is the key contact point in the global network, technically representing the site

  • guarantees technical development of Process Engineers and Technicians by setting high standards, effective methodologies, data driven approach, pursuit of engineering fundamental principles

  • defines, prioritizes and implements a complex technical projects agenda

  • supports Process Teams and field operations being a technical mentor and leader

  • is a SME and the escalation point for technical discussions regarding equipment/processes/systems

  • is the contact person in case of regulatory or HSE inspections

  • proposes and evaluates new ideas or projects, defining accurate business cases and evaluating costs and resources need

  • leads complex investigations and coordinates troubleshooting and RCA

  • leads changes and process/equipment modifications

  • writes/reviews qualification documents, assessments, technical SOPs and instructions

  • owns technical documentation and drawings

  • encourages and leads technical sharing within and outside the site

  • owns the relations with technical third parties like equipment suppliers, directly managing service orders and contracts

Basic Requirements:

  • Master degree in engineering (mechanical, electronic, industrial, automation, etc…)

  • 5+ years experience in process engineering, maintenance, techincal support, process/equipment development

  • In depth technical proficiency on parenteral production plants and equipment

  • Good knowledge of cGMPs and pharma/HSE rules and standards

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Exceptional capacity for managing simultaneous activities, competing priorities and challenges

  • Strong ability to work and communicate effectively with team and peers within a manufacturing and engineering organization. This includes excellent communication skills: written and verbal

  • Creative capacity for developing new ways to do things better, cheaper, faster

  • High level problem solving / root cause investigation skills

  • Leadership / influence

  • Prioritization & project management skills

  • Team player approach

  • Precision / thoroughness / broader view (see the “big picture”)

  • Creativity / thinking out of the box

  • Training / teaching / tutoring skills

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